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Let's look at life through the lens of our ancestors. Our instincts were shaped by their struggles in an environment much different than our current environment. Our instincts haven't changed much but our environment has changed dramatically. We blend the science of evolutionary psychology with the clinical experience of Doug Lisle, PhD to explore common problems and stumbling points in our pursuit of happiness. We are live on Wednesdays at 8:30-9:30pm PST. If you have a question or comment, ...
 
Dil Wickremasinghe shines a light on the latest social justice and mental health stories and hopes to inspire positive social change one conversation at time.Follow Dil on Twitter (https://twitter.com/dilw), Sparking Change with Dil's Twitter (https://twitter.com/sparkingchange1?lang=en), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sparkingchangewithdil/), the Podcast's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sparkingchangewithdil/) and Dil's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dilwickremasinghe/)
 
An internet radio show about people living in between the lines, standing boldly in the crosshairs of their intersectionality as they create change.
 
Get ready for fun. Business folks from all over challenge Host Bart Jackson with some of business’ stickiest situations and frustrating inter-personal dilemmas. Tackling them head on with his witty wordsmithery, Bart will craft the response that is most likely to ease the tension or extract the speaker from a potential fist fight. The world belongs to the talkers – those people whose words convince others that they are trustworthy, their products beneficial, and their ideas wise. So tune in ...
 
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Restriction leads to binges? Healthy mom wants her family to eat healthy. 2 callers: Girlfriend has a question about her boyfriend. Parent asks about child's grades and about genetic determinism.
 
If you are very wise, or very greedy, or both, you want to give your team the very best incentives that encourage each member’s peak performance. Trouble is, that’s a surprisingly tough order. Most traditional reward systems motivate less than 10 percent of the staff. Further, not every individual gets absolutely inspired by the same enticement ...…
 
Born in Buffalo NY, singer/songwriter Sandy Mulligan took the scenic route to the metro -Detroit area – raised in Iowa, living in Alabama, New Jersey and as an artist in the mountains of West Virginia. Although she’s been an artist and singer/songwriter she’s also always been an activist involved in organizing Latino Farmworkers and active in t ...…
 
Why do boys pick on girls, giving gifts, people you dislike
 
Leadership is an active verb. It is performed in swift succession throughout your daily encounters with all the folks you meet – with those you need to influence. Host Bart Jackson brings on board Chris Westfall, wise counselor to the Global 500 C-suite and current US National Elevator Pitch Champion. In his latest book, Leadership Language, We ...…
 
Brayden Asher Misiolek is of co-founder/ Executive Director of Transcend the Binary, an organization that seeks to empower the transgender and gender non-conforming community through access to affirming care, resources, research, and education. Recently Brayden joined other members of the TLGBQ community and allies to speak out against continue ...…
 
Facial cues, Guess the personality, non-food potential pleasure traps
 
Isn’t about time people started listening to you? Time you got the influence you deserve and the reactions you require? Presentation coach to President Carter’s cabinet and major C-suiters, Ms. Stephanie Scotti lays out an incisive, masterful strategy that will have you taking command of the podium and speaking effectively. If Stephanie can rep ...…
 
Originally from Sri Lanka, Rashika grew up with her mother and three sisters in Texas. She grew up learning how to balance her Sri Lankan heritage and cultural expectations with her American sensibilities and upbringing and proudly own both of identities She attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied anthropology and pre-medi ...…
 
Anorexia, Paternity testing, Selecting for pair bonds on a dating profile
 
Archeologist Chris Macort unearths & traces the riches of wild successful pirate prince Captain Sam Bellamy. Who’s got the treasure now? Who really gets rich from pirates’ loot? Come aboard and trace the revenue stream originally and ill-gottenly gained by pirate Captain Sam Bellamy who profitably plundered scores of ships throughout the Caribb ...…
 
A 30-year civil servant with more than a decade of hands-on experience in the risk management field, she has authored four books. Her book “Enterprise Risk Management: A Guide for Government Professionals” was on the Amazon Top 100 List. She received a Best-Selling Author award for her book "Mastering the Art of Success" which she co-authored w ...…
 
Radical Honesty, Genes vs Environment, Reconnecting w an old friend
 
Remember those too-brief times when you operated at your absolute peak performance? The right decisions, words, solutions just seem to come. Remember feeling exhilarated and surprising yourself with your own level of production? And then it seemed to fade. Well, hitting these peaks is no mystery, nor matter of luck, insists Dr. George Watts, ps ...…
 
Naomi Washington-Leapheart is the Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, the country’s oldest national LGBTQ justice and equality group. Before joining the Task Force, she was the suburban community organizer for POWER, a multi-faith, multi-racial network of congregations in Metro Philadelphia. She also served as Co-Pastor and M ...…
 
1. Why do many older people complain of younger people "ruining" the world. Is this contempt built into us as we age? 2. Evo Psych makes sense, but how should a therapist apply this knowledge to a client/patient? 3. If I'm born a disagreeable jerk, can I beat my genes in a simliar way that a person with genes for heart disease/cancer can beat t ...…
 
USA’s top immigration attorney Michael Wildes tells why it makes economical & humane sense to repair our policies and lift the lamp. It just makes solid economic sense to create humane and thoughtful immigration policies, says the nation’s foremost authority and top immigration attorney, Michael Wildes. Host Bart Jackson invites Wildes on to sh ...…
 
In an article in Philadelphia Magazine Gregory T. Walke. Founder and Creative Director of The Brothers Network, explained “It seems that many Americans, white, black and in between, view black men through a certain frame of reference that fails to acknowledge the totality of the black male experience. At the museum, the black man is the securit ...…
 
Who are the most popular fraud targets? The U.S. and state governments. Why? Governments cannot possibly police each of their millions of transactions. But beware you Medicare false claimers, overcharging defense contractors, sales tax skimmers, and bill-padding construction contractors. An explosively growing army of honest employees await to ...…
 
Betty Couvertier returns to share her thoughts on the current political climate. A relentless, outspoken, authentic voice and alternative perspective for the LGBTQ community, she will share her observations from her travels as we move towards the all-important 2018 midterm elections. Originally from Brooklyn, NY where she was a city corrections ...…
 
Why we feel unhappy sometimes, What is the meaning of life, What is intuition?
 
Where does your free speech end and workplace harassment step in? Can my company make humor - and romance – a punishable crime? To answer these dicey legalities and to sweep away the miasma of harassment law misunderstanding, host Bart Jackson brings on the cogent counsel of veteran state and federal employment law attorney, Marc Garbar. Delive ...…
 
John Collins began writing at the age of 15, keeping a small journal that held many questions surrounding his sexuality versus religious doctrine. He was motivated by an English teacher who encouraged him to use his talent as a storyteller to capture a glimpse of the world through his own personal life experiences as a queer man of color. The i ...…
 
In today's episode, Amy calls into the show because she feels depressed. Dr. Lisle talks to her during an on-air session as they try to figure out the source of her mysterious depression and what to do about it.
 
Get set to laugh, chortle, snicker, and jeer. Host and noted Quips Meister Bart Jackson rolls out the tomfoolery with a full episode of business quips. Firing off one joke after another, along with some insightful afterthoughts, Bart points his rapier half-wit and begins poking much fun and a few pointed holes in the pomposities and foibles of ...…
 
Robt Seda-Schreiber is Chief Activist of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in New Jersey. Named for the civil rights leader who was the primary architect of the 1963 March on Washington, this community activist center is an educational enclave and a safe-space for all people. Robt established the Center with the explicit consent of Ba ...…
 
Does bad weather trigger feelings of nostalgia which in turn results in more feelings of optimism and higher self-esteem? A listener is stuck trying to study for the MCAT but caught in the ego trap. Dr. Lisle's "seem strategy" works to get others to stop challenging us about our healthy diet but what can we do if we want to show off our knowledge?…
 
This week on Sparking Change, Dil talks to Mary Moynihan. Mary is the artistic director for Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company (more info here). Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company is a not-for-profit, human rights based organsiation that uses creative process, theatre and film to promote human rights, gender equality, reconcilliation ...…
 
If your job is to make and sell seemingly magic thin films, four-atoms thick, that keeps computer chips and solar cells literally lightning fast, where in the world do you find the latest innovation? And when you do, how do you profitably take advantage? Paul Burlingame, head of Air Liquide Advanced Materials is constantly inventing new ways to ...…
 
This week on Sparking Change, Dil is joined by an extremely impressive group of women: Grace O'Sullivan, Melanie Lynch, Amy de Bhrún, Donna Gilligan and Eileen O'Sullivan. As it is a hundred years since women gained the right to vote in Ireland, Dil’s guests are at the Waterford Walls Festival to discuss stories of creative women a hundred year ...…
 
Evangeline Weiss is an artist, poet, and mother, and to her, being her full-self means embracing those parts of her while practicing love for everyone. She turned her television off in 1984 and describes herself as a queer, white, anti-racist social change agent with a twinkle in her eye! If that doesn't get your attention, she is also the Lead ...…
 
Empathy, Brains vs. Beauty:Trade-off? Male confused on a date
 
What does it take to direct a major, multi-national corporation? Board Directors are challenged with bringing sanity and profit to their company. They guide the founding CEO, prove compliance to government agents, plus discover and drive mergers that bring smiles to shareholders and clients alike. Host Bart Jackson invites veteran Director Mike ...…
 
This week on Sparking Change, Dil brings us another episode from the sunny south-east, at this years’ Waterford Walls street art festival. Waterford Walls is an international street art festival started by The Walls Project that transforms Waterford City into an open-air gallery. Waterford Walls invites over 50 artists again in 2018 to transfor ...…
 
Sharon Harris, founder and director of Lupus Detroit, and Lupus Warrior, Francine Houston are here to talk about the 6th Lupus Detroit Walk for Warriors/ It takes place Saturday, September 1st. Walkers will gather at the New Center Park at 9AM for registration, warm-ups, and festivities before beginning the 1K walk. Lupus Detroit believes that ...…
 
There is nothing cookie-cutter about being an executive – no template, no recipe gives you the prowess you need to inspire people, design profitable tasks, and keep your firm growing. Your most effective way to learn the ropes comes from talking with your peers – veterans who have faced and are currently solving challenges akin to yours. Host B ...…
 
This week on Sparking Change, Dil takes some time from her holiday to speak to Niamh Darcy, one of the owners of Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park (more info here). Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park is a 4 star Fáilte Ireland recommended tourist Caravan, Camping, Motorhome and private Mobile Home Park located in the Sunny South East of Ireland, C ...…
 
Ken Mejia-Beal is first and foremost an activist and a supporter of the underdog. He is a concerned citizen, who cares deeply for his country and wants to make the world a better place for all people. This Chicago native is a capitalist with a heart who believes in free thinking and human rights. Ken wants to use his words in order to shine a l ...…
 
Health questions. What to say when friend asks if she's overweight? Are there cultural shifts?
 
Since Man and Woman first set up shelter in a cave, they have been force-fit into separate working roles. Today, carrying millennia of baggage and marvelously distinct abilities, ladies and gentlemen blend their energies into the realm of business. Host Bart Jackson, author of Behind Every Successful Woman Is Herself, and guest Gary Douglas, no ...…
 
By popular demand, fresh from last week’s episode, Host Bart Jackson brings back America’s greatest food expert – Mr. Brian Todd, President of the Food Institute. This show, Brian looks beyond America’s current food obsession and focuses his nearly four decades of research and insight on the industry that brings it to our table. How does the cr ...…
 
Vanessa Sheridan is an expert business consultant, respected author, and transgender activist. This US air force veteran lives in Chicago after relocating from Minneapolis, Minnesota to join the staff or center on Halstead. She is the organization's Director of Gender Equity and Inclusion. Vanessa's been providing public outreach, speaking, pre ...…
 
Internal audience judgment, anorexia, why do people interrupt each other?
 
This week on Sparking Change, Dil records from the VISUAL in Carlow, as she is joined by Joanne Donohoe of the Carlow Community Development partnership, and Hayley Fox Roberts, the consultant and author of the LGBTI voices report. The LGBTI Voices report was a research report into the needs and capacity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgende ...…
 
Ralph Welborn insists that a business revolution is underway that will make the old, stand-alone firm profitably passé and replaced with the ecosystem model. Instead of grinding out the stuff that a company makes best, forward thinking businesses are now seeking out major problems, actively collaborating with other firms to build solutions, add ...…
 
A resident of Chicago, IL Author & Publisher Eddie S. Pierce Jr.received his Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Chicago State University. He is the founder of Rainbow Room Publishing, LLC., When he learned he was HIV positive, Pierce was also diagnosed with clinical depression. It was through this time of despair that he found a saf ...…
 
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